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Almost every homeowner has woken up one morning to have to wash the egg off a house.

house got eggedThis is usually because some kids have played a prank on them the night before and thrown eggs at the side of their home. Usually, this is done to get someone back for some perceived wrongdoing.

Unfortunately, the egg starts to break down house paint right away, so if you wind up repainting, the prankster has probably gotten more than their pound of flesh. However,
there are ways to wash the egg off a house before it does enough damage to require repainting. Here are four:

“Unfortunately, egg starts to break down house paint right away, so if you wind up repainting, the prankster has probably gotten more than their pound of flesh”

1. Water and white vinegar: Mix one part white vinegar with one part warm water. Soak a towel in the solution. Next, wrap the wet towel around a piece of cardboard and put the towel and cardboard against the stain. Prop the top of a ladder or similar object against the cardboard and let it set for about 15 to 20 minutes. After taking the towel away, rinse the area with a hose to wash the egg off.

2. Water and Laundry Detergent: Mix water with a powdered enzyme detergent like Arm & Hammer to form a thick paste. Use about a ¼ cup of detergent mixed with a little water, which should be enough to cover the average egged area. Apply the paste and let it set about 15 minutes and wash the egg off the area with a hose.

3. Spray-on Laundry Remover doesn’t do a bad job to wash the egg off. Wet the area thoroughly first, and then spray on the spot remover. Let the remover work for about 15 minutes and then wipe off with a damp cloth.

“Whatever you do, however, you will have to act fast as the egg starts eating away at the paint immediately”

4. Pressure washer: If nothing else works to wash the egg off, you can try outsourcing the job. You can hire a professional house washer like us, for less than you’d expect. Buying a pressure washer can be expensive, and the cheap ones usually won’t get the job done (don’t take our word for it, try it yourself if you’re not convinced). If that doesn’t do the trick, hiring professional house washers may still be cheaper than repainting or taking the time out of your weekend + buying all the equipment. Whatever you do, however, you will have to act fast as the egg starts eating away at the paint immediately.